Locate Staffing and On-Site Solutions Earns WRC Certification
Locate Staffing and On-Site Solutions announced today that they have now been awarded Workers’ Compensation Risk Certification (WRC).
The WRC program recognizes staffing companies that practice best in class risk management to reduce workplace injuries and related costs. WRC certified companies maintain that a focus on safety and risk management protects their employees while offering a higher level of service to clients.
“Safety and risk management are important areas of focus for our clients” says Janelle Koren, owner and CEO of both Locate Staffing and On-Site Solutions. “This certification not only shows that we are an expert in these areas, but also that we are a valuable partner to work with to ensure safety in the workplace.”
Locate Staffing and On-Site Solutions are the only staffing agencies headquartered in Wisconsin that hold this WRC certification.
To be awarded certification, companies undergo a thorough review of their operational practices as they apply to hiring and screening, substance abuse, talent matching, employee orientation, client safety evaluations and partnerships, incident investigations and corrective measures, and return-to-work programs. The results are compared against a system of best practices developed by an advisory council of insurance carriers, insurance brokers, and staffing industry risk managers.
Information about WRC certification is published on the program’s Web site at staffingWRCs.com.
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Creativity In The Workforce
Posted on January 23, 2015
Every invention once began as an idea.
That simple concept can be difficult to wrap our minds around, but it's true that many of the everyday appliances, technology and products we use all started from a single thought until they were developed further. Despite the extreme importance of innovation, not all businesses encourage creativity in the workplace. Some companies even work against creativity - sometimes without even being aware of it occurring.
There are plenty of reasons that companies don't cultivate creativity and the list begins simply with the fact that new ideas suggest straying from the current way that work is done. Changes can be risky for companies, so playing it safe can be a typical mindset of company decision-makers. Another major reason is the need for spending time and resources. Creativity requires thinking and planning on company time, and some businesses may not have those resources to spend. If employees can capitalize on innovation time, employees aren't always given the emotional support (and even incentives) to feel encouraged to continue in the future. These are all factors that companies must consider when deciding how important innovation is to their business.
However, not all companies hinder creative growth. Probably the most well-known company for promoting creativity and innovation is Google; lately companies such as Apple, Pinterest and Flickr have made that quality known as well. Google's big attraction is how they give employees one day a week (yes, every week) to innovate. That means 20% of each employee's time is dedicated to brainstorming, collaborating, creating and inventing the next big thing. Google is one company - of many out there - which encourages creativity and sees the future value of their employees' minds.
While searching for your future career, creativity in the workplace is a factor to keep in mind. Some companies tend to stay the course with past practices and others dedicate the time and resources needed to search for new ideas and innovations. When you can match a company's vision on innovation to your own personality and career goals, you will be a lot more satisfied in the workplace in the long run.